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[movies]Haim Gunner 12may2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Haim is an eloquent, sharp man, who tells of growing up in Ottawa, Canada, a town divided between French and British factions, amidst blatant anti-semitism. He talks of his involvement in a socialist Zionist youth movement, which led him to agricultural college, NYC (where he edited the youth movement's publication), and finally to found a kibbutz in Sasa, Israel. He lived in Israel from 1947-1956, then returned to North America, where he eventually became a professor of Environmental Science at...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 182
[movies]Harriet Bonfeld 28october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Harriet Bonfeld, educator, is the daughter of the late Leon Feinberg, Yiddish poet, author of many books, and regional editor for the Yiddish newspaper Der Tog. Harriet speaks briefly of her father’s background growing up outside of Odessa (the same town as Marc Chagall). She remembers that her father liked to talk about his parents and grandparents, who were wealthy in Russia before the Bolshevik Revolution...
Keywords: Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 45
[movies]Marilyn Cassotta 7December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Marilyn Cassotta was interviewed by Mark Gerstein at the Yiddish Book Center on December 7, 2012. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Marilyn Cassotta Oral History Interview, interviewed by Mark Gerstein, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, December 7, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 26
[movies]Yechiel Schachner 2April2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Yechiel Schachner was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 2, 2011 in New York. Yechiel Schachner’s family lived in Odessa before his mother immigrated to the United States in 1920 and his father in 1922. Yechiel begins his interview describing his childhood growing up in Boro Park in Brooklyn, New York. Yechiel describes his parents’ commitment to the Yiddish world and their apolitical household...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 52
[movies]Frederick Schwartzman 28October2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Frederick Schwartzman was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 28, 2013 in New York City. This interview is conducted in Yiddish and English. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Frederick Schwartzman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, New York City, October 28, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 23
[movies]Robert Epstein 5April2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Robert Epstein was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 5, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Robert begins his interview with a brief overview of his family’s settlement in the United States. Robert’s parents both came from Poland, but did not meet until they were settled in New York City on the Lower East Side. As Robert recalls his family’s history he weaves in and out of stories of his grandparent’s work in the United States, the family members that stayed in Europe and perished in ...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 54
[movies]Leonard Strear and Albert Dinner 6July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Leonard Strear and Albert “Booney” Dinner, cousins, were interviewed in Denver, Colorado on July 6, 2011. Albert was born and raised in Greeley, Colorado, and Leonard was born in Detroit and grew up in Denver. The two cousins talk about their shared family history, their childhoods in Colorado, and their lives as Jewish farmers there. Growing up, Leonard spent much of his time working for his father, a poultry farmer...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 52
[movies]Jim Hoberman 26June2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Jim Hoberman was interviewed by Emma Morgenstein on June 26, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Jim Hoberman’s interview begins with an overview of his family’s history which centers mostly around New York city where he, his parents, and his maternal grandparents were born and raised. Jim’s paternal grandparents were from southern Ukraine, and his maternal great grandparents originated from Slovakia and Germany...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 61
[movies]Andrei Malaev-Babel 16May2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Andrei Malaev-Babel was interviewed by David Schlitt on May 16, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Andrei begins his interview describing his childhood in Moscow, Russia as a member of a well-educated family that had great interest in the arts. When Andrei was born, his family moved to the suburbs of Moscow to a three-bedroom apartment in a five-story building. Andrei went to an English-language-focused school that happened to be next to the music school; Andrei’s grandmother would walk him to a...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 119
[movies]Juan Prawda 4june2010 Yiddish Book Center
Juan Prawda recently retired from his position with the World Bank. Born and raised in Mexico, he grew up attending secular Jewish schools from pre-school through high school. Prawda remembers his daily schedule down to the hour, from Yiddish Literature to Hebrew classes. In hindsight, Prawda laments the "phasing out" of Yiddish education in the Mexican schools, and that he never became fluent himself...
Keywords: Mexico; secular Jewish education; Yiddish education; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
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[movies]Cecile Kuznitz 19dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Cecile Kuznitz is the Director of Jewish Studies at Bard College and an Assistant Professor of Jewish History at the college. In her interview she discusses growing up in Howard Beach, Queens, working at the YIVO Institute, her scholarship in the field of modern Jewish history, and her relationship to Yiddish. The interview begins with a discussion of Kuznitz’s family background. Three out of four of her grandparents were born in Eastern Europe...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Bard College; YIVO
Downloads: 174
[movies]Yuri Vedenyapin 14july2010 Yiddish Book Center
Yuri Vedenyapin - Yiddish teacher at the Yiddish Book Center's Steiner Summer Internship program. To cite this interview: Yuri Vedenyapin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hadas Margulies, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 14, 2010. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/YuriVedenyapin14july2010YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Steiner Summer Internship Program 2010; Yiddish; Yiddish education; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 340 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Ethel Taft 2October2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Ethel Taft, a former social worker and the daughter of Yiddish essayist, poet, and teacher Israel Gubkin, was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on October 2, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Ethel recalls the early life of her father who was born in Brest-Litovsk, Russia, in 1899. Israel Gubkin was a constant reader, self-taught in many areas, and had a strong grounding in Bible and history...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Ethel Taft; Israel Gubkin
Downloads: 16
[movies]Ludmilla Coven 12Dec2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Ludmilla Coven was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 12, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Ludmilla Coven Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Chicago, Illinois, December 12, 2012. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/LudmillaCoven12dec2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Ludmilla Coven
Downloads: 12
[movies]Irv Zuckerman 6June2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Irv Zuckerman was interviewed by David Schlitt on June 6, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Irv Zuckerman’s interview starts with a riveting story about how his name became Irving in the first grade. The vivacity with which Irv begins his interview stays consistent as Irv provides incredible details during each story he shares. The first portion of the interview focuses on Irv’s life growing up as the child of a Russian emigrant mother and a Polish emigrant father in the Bronx in Brooklyn, Ne...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Irv Zuckerman
Downloads: 53
[movies]Rebecca Levine 19April2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Rebecca Levine, Yiddish teacher and Yiddishist, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on April 19, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Rebecca Levine Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, April 19, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Rebecca Levine
[movies]Helena Lipstadt 19Feb2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Helena Lipstadt, poet and garden designer, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on February 19, 2013 in Hollywood, CA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Helena Lipstadt Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Hollywood, CA, February 19, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Helena Lipstadt
Downloads: 4
[movies]Martha Ackelsberg 13September2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Martha Ackelberg’s family history pours out of her in meticulous detail as she explains that her maternal grandmother was born in the United States, her maternal grandfather was from Galicia, and her paternal grandfather was from the Ukraine. She explains how Daniel Mendelsohn’s book “The Lost” prompted the emergence of her family’s history, leaving her able to share what she does at the start of the interview...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; feminist; feminism; Amherst; Northampton; MA; Massachusetts; Camp Ramah
Downloads: 57
[movies]Paul Slater 23July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Paul Slater, co-founder of Hampshire Farm, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on July 23, 2012 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Paul Slater Oral History Interview, interviewed by Allie Brudney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 23, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Paul Slater; veteran; veteran's education; nonviolence; World War Two
Downloads: 13
[movies]Motl Didner 17December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Motl Didner was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 17, 2013 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Motl Didner Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Boston, Massachusetts, December 17, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Motl Didner; Association for Jewish Studies conference
Downloads: 14
[movies]Israel Zamir 1November2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Israel Zamir, son of Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 1, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Israel Zamir Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, November 1, 2013...
Keywords: Israel Zamir; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 25
[movies]Miriam Isaacs 26December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Miriam Isaacs was interviewed at Klezkamp by Pauline Katz on December 26th, 2010. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Miriam is the daughter of Holocaust survivors from Galicia and grew up in a traditional Jewish home in Montreal and later Crown Heights. She describes her childhood in Montreal where she went to school in English, spoke Yiddish at home and French on the street. In New York she lived in Crown Heights, a neighborhood dominated by Holocaust survivors and their children but her fa...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Miriam Isaacs; KlezKamp; Sutzkever; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 126
[movies]Paula Teitelbaum 28December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Paula Teitelbaum was interviewed by Pauline Katz on December 28th, 2010 in the Catskill Mountains of New York. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Paula was born in Poland after World War II to parents who had fled to the USSR during the Nazi invasion. She attended a Jewish school that taught Yiddish as a foreign language and performed in Yiddish language plays that retold the history of the USSR...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Yiddishist; Yiddishism; KlezKamp; Bambridge Avenue; Paula Teitelbaum
Downloads: 186
[movies]Michael Wex 29December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Michael Wex was interviewed by Pauline Katz at KlezKamp in the Catskills on December 29, 2010. Michael Wex’s interview takes us through a beautifully detailed and often funny telling of his life growing up in Canada, his time spent studying medieval literature, and how his interests eventually led him to write “Born to Kvetch.” The interview begins with Michael’s detailed family history that he dates back to his grandfather’s grandfather, a famous Hasidic rebbe in Poland...
Keywords: Michael Wex; KlezKamp; Born to Kvetch; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 79
[movies]Bella Bryks-Klein 25July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Bella Bryks-Klein, daughter of the Yiddish writer Rachmil Bryks, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 25, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Learn more about Rachmil Bryks and view highlights from Bella's interview about him at: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/bella-bryks-klein-her-father-yiddish-writer-rachmil-bryks To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Bella Bryks-Klein Oral History Interview, intervie...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Bella Bryks-Klein; Rachmil Bryks
Downloads: 90
[movies]Nora Gerard 12october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Nora Gerard, Program Director at the Yiddish Book Center, discusses her career, family and the Jewish intersections throughout her life. Sharing her experiences just starting out in television as a typist for a soap opera and eventually working her way up to directing for CBS News in New York, she explains what her career experiences have meant to her thus far. Gerard also details her involvement with the community in Springfield through developing the Holocaust Center and Springfield Community ...
Keywords: Yiddish; CBS News; Belarus; Family Tree; Springfield; Holocaust Center in Springfield; Jewish Americans; Wexler Oral History Project; Jewish Day School; Documentary; Yiddish Music; Klezmer; Yiddish Book Center; Brooklyn; Suburbs; Family; Language; Springfield Community Music Center; Community Work; Jewish Summer Camp
Downloads: 67
[movies]Lyber Katz 29nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Lyber Katz is the grandfather of Pauline Katz, a 2010-2011 fellow at the Yiddish Book Center. Lyber moved from New York City to Moscow at age 4½ and lived there for ten years. He commented on the exceptional education he received there and the climate of anti-anti-Semitism he encountered - that is, anti-Semitism was strictly punished. He spoke about visiting cousins in a shtetl in Tolochin, Belarus, and what life was like there...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Freiheit; Communism; Russia; Ukraine; Poetry; Pogroms; Europe Pre-WWII; Immigration; Politics; Family History and Stories; Yiddish Language; Migration and Place; Political Movements; Shtetl; Anti-Semitism; Belarus
Downloads: 76
[movies]Elaine Katz 29nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Elaine Katz, a Hartford Connecticut native, was raised in a secular Jewish home with Yiddish-speaking parents. Her father was from Eastern Europe, from a religious family, but he broke from their example and announced his secular Jewish identity. He was a builder. Her mother was from Egypt and attended the French and Jewish Alliance Israelite Universelle schools there. She worked in fashion retail when she was in Egypt, and when she came to the United States, the family meeting her at the port h...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Secular Jews; Jews of Hartford Connecticut; New York City; Secular Jewish Camp; Ohio State University; Hillel; Jewish Young Fraternalists (JYF); Yiddish Shmooze Group
Downloads: 82
[movies]Justin Cammy 14dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Justin Cammy, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Comparative Literature at Smith College spoke about his background, his scholarly work, and the place of Yiddish inside and outside of the academy. The interview began with Cammy describing his childhood in Ottawa and his family background. He attended public school and had Jewish supplemental education (Ottawa Modern Jewish School, at which his father was the principal)...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Literature; Education; Israel; Politics; Profession; Family History and Stories; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish Language; Yiddish Teaching; Yiddish Learning; Yiddish Revival and Activism; Other Jewish Languages; Career
Downloads: 131
[movies]Anna Gonshor 13Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Anna Fishman Gonshor, Professor of Yiddish language and culture at McGill University, was interviewed at the Montreal Jewish Public Library (JPL) on December 13, 2011. Anna was born in 1949 in Paris, France, and in 1950 her family immigrated to Montreal, where she grew up. Her mother, a Yiddish teacher, and her father, a factory worker, were both deeply committed to Yiddish culture and identity, and were actively involved in building Montreal's Jewish cultural institutions...
Keywords: Yiddish scene; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Literature; Books; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Canada; Anna Fishman Gonshor; Montreal; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 75
[movies]Eli Kwartler 4April2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Eli Kwartler was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 4, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Eli Kwartler Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, April 4, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Eli Kwartler; Brooklyn; markets; Childhood; Yiddish language; Newspapers; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Politics and political movements
Downloads: 38
[movies]Robert Wahler 07Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Robert Wahler was interviewed by Pauline Katz on August 7, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. Robert Wahler begins his interview by going over his family history. Beginning with his maternal relatives, Robert narrates how his great-grandfather came to the United States in the late 1800s from Russia. His maternal great-grandparents settled in Boston with their six children. Robert’s paternal grandfather was very wealthy Czech man...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Career and Professional Life; Jewish holidays; United States; Jewish community; Robert Waher; AZA
Downloads: 45
[movies]Laurie Weinberg 12Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Laurie Weinberg was interviewed by Hillary Ossip on August 12, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Laurie Weinberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hillary Ossip, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, August 12, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Jewish Identity; Childhood; Immigration; Migration; Jewish holidays; Israel; United States; Laurie Weinberg; military
Downloads: 88
[movies]Sidney Stein 10July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Sidney Stein, Hebrew and history teacher, was interviewed by Sandi Rubin on July 10, 2012 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Sidney Stein Oral History Interview, interviewed by Sandi Rubin, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 10, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Jewish Identity; Hebrew; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Transmission; Roots/heritage
Downloads: 21
[movies]Dana Szeflan-Bell 04Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Dana Szeflan-Bell was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 4, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center inAmherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Dana Szeflan-Bell Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, August 4, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; song; singing; Holocaust; World War Two; Soviet Union; Eastern Europe; Dana Szeflan-Bell
Downloads: 160
[movies]George Jochnowitz 15December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
George Jochnowitz was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 15, 2013, at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: George Jochnowitz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Boston, Massachusetts, December 15, 2013...
Keywords: United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Goshen; Brooklyn; New York; Baoding; China; Italy; Uriel Weinreich; Judeo-Italian; Judeo-Provencal; dialects; Jewish dialects; linguistics; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 33
[movies]Ted Trobaugh 14June2012 Yiddish Book Center - Emily
Ted Trobaugh, active member of the Jewish Community of Amherst, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on June 14, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Ted Trobaugh Oral History Interview, interviewed by Allie Brudney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, June 14, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 20
[movies]Marvin Swartz 13Mar2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Marvin Swartz was interviewed by Irene Starr on March 13, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Marvin Swartz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Irene Starr, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 13, 2012...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Holocaust; Scholarship; Academia; Marvin Swartz; Eastern Mass; Russia; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 20
[movies]Tuvia Schwartz 18April2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Tuvia Schwartz, a child survivor of the Holocaust, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on April 18, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Tuvia Schwartz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, April 18, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; World War Two; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Immigration; Migration; Israel; Holocaust; Yiddish speaker; Tuvia Schwartz; Poland; Lodz; Germany; Auschwitz
Downloads: 18
[movies]Helene Shafran 13March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Helene Shafran, born to Yiddish-speaking Polish immigrants, was interviewed by Christa Whitney in Boca Raton, Florida on March 13, 2013. Helene grew up in Willimantic, Connecticut, an area with very few Jews. She met her late husband Reuben z''l at Temple in their hometown and they were married until his death in 2012. Helene spends much of the interview relating her husband's story. Born in a shtetl in Southern Poland, Reuben escaped deportation through the goodwill of a gentile farmer who hid ...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Holocaust; Israel; Zionism; United States; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Helene Shafran; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 34
[movies]Jack Kugelmass 21dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Jack Kugelmass, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies and professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida, remembers his parents speaking "kitchen Yiddish," Yiddish phrases, as a child growing up in Montreal, Canada. He speaks fondly of his grandmother, who was both a Yiddish speaker and an intellectually engaged leader in his family and discusses the cultural ties between Canadian Jewry living in Montreal...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Jewish Community of Montreal; Jewish Community of Canada; University of Florida; Yiddish; Jewish Studies; Anthropology; Russia; YIVO; Jewish Academia; Jewish Deli
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[movies]Lola Paley-Byron 17Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Lola Paley-Byron is a social worker who was interviewed at the Yiddish Book Center on August 17, 2011. The first half of Lola’s interview focuses on her Polish heritage, how she and her family survived World War II, and the experience of assimilating into American life. Lola describes her parent’s life before they left Warsaw for Bialystok—the trip where her parents were married. Once in Russian territory, Lola’s parents and their family were arrested and sent to Siberia...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; World War Two; Eastern Europe; Newspapers; Lola Paley-Byron; Warsaw
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[movies]Tania Horn 05Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Tania Horn was interviewed on August 5, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Tania Horn Oral History Interview, interviewed by Emma Morgenstern, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, August 5, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; World War Two; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Canada; Israel; Tania Horn
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[movies]Haim Gunner 9july2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Haim is an eloquent, sharp man, who in his youth was involved with the socialist Zionist movement, leading him to an agricultural college in NYC, and finally to found a kibbutz in Sasa, Israel. He lived in Israel from 1947-1956, then returned to North America, where he eventually became a professor of Environmental Science at UMass Amherst. In this second interview for the Yiddish Book Center, Haim discusses arriving at and founding the kibbutz on Marxist and Freudian principles...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Israel; Palestine; Kibbutz; Kibbutzim; Freud; Marx; Jewish Communities of Ottowa; Jewish Communities of Canada; Politics; Socialist Zionist Youth Movement; Sasa
Downloads: 108
[movies]Velvel Pasternak 15Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Velvel Pasternak was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on August 15, 2011 at his home in New York. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Velvel Pasternak Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hankus Netsky, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Cedarhurst, NY, August 15, 2011. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/VelvelPasternak15aug2011YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Yiddish language; Music; song; singing; Press; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Religion and ritual; United States; Velvel Pasternak; sheet music; recrdings
Downloads: 229
[movies]Kate Potter 20January2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Kate Potter was interviewed by Pauline Katz on January 20, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Kate’s interview focuses on her time at the Yiddish Book Center for the January term class. Originally from Southern California, Kate now lives in Massachusetts and studies English literature at Mount Holyoke. As a five-college student, Kate became interested in the Yiddish Book Center Jan-term class because of her interest in museum work...
Keywords: Kate Potter; Books; Yiddish learning; Literature; Theater; Yiddish Book Center; Kibbutz; Yiddish language; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; 1890s; periodicals; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 42
[movies]Penina Glazer 16june2010 Yiddish Book Center
Penina Glazer, long-time board member at the Yiddish Book Center and professor emerita of History at Hampshire College, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 16, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Penina begins by speaking about her family's life in Eastern Europe and their journey to the United States. Her mother, from Belarus, was the daughter of a shoykhet (kosher butcher)...
Keywords: Brooklyn; Zionism; 1930s; Depression; Aliyah; Farms; Kibbutz; Co-op; New Jersey; New Deal; Homesteads; shokhet; yiddishkeit; Hampshire College; women in Academia; Northampton; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 136
[movies]Naomi Bloch 12August 2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Naomi Bloch, a Yiddish librarian and translator, was interviewed by Lynn Yanis on August 12, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. Naomi was born in Cape Town, South Africa to Yiddish-speaking parents. Her father owned a factory and their home was a typically observant Jewish household built on the slope of Table Mountain. She describes speaking Yiddish among her family and Cape Town's Jewish community as a young girl...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Naomi Bloch; Cape Town; South Africa; Slonim; Poland; 1890's; 1950's
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[movies]Natalie Bornstein 13Jan2011 Yiddish Book Center
Natalie Bornstein, a freshman at Smith College, is a student in the Yiddish Book Centerâs January term classes in Yiddish language and culture. She grew up in Auburn, Maine, where her parents are both from as well. Her father is Jewish and her mother is Catholic/French-Canadian. Natalie considers herself Jewish even though some of her Jewish friends may not consider her to be so. Natalie attended a Jewish pre-school and then went to public school in Maine...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; United States; Canada; Youth group; Education; Roots/heritage; January Term; Auburn Maine; Smith College; Bat Mitzvah; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 58
[movies]Marlene Hait 11March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Marlene Hait, raised in a Yiddish home by survivors of the Holocaust, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany, Marlene was raised in an observant household amidst the large Jewish community of Toronto. In her interview, Marlene shares her memories of the many Jewish businesses in Toronto's Kensington Market and the large Yiddish shule system in which she received her Jewish education...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Literature; Holocaust; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Marlene Hait; Toronto; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
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